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Selle Itallia Prolink?(7 posts)

Selle Itallia Prolink?StuC
Apr 16, 2001 10:54 AM
Anyone tried this saddle? Thumbs up or down?
Thanks!
re: Selle Itallia Prolink?Gary M
Apr 16, 2001 11:48 AM
I have been riding a Prolink for about 1 month and so far I have found it to be very comfortable. My previous saddle was Avocet 02 which I quite liked and I already I prefer the Prolink by a large margin. On the other hand, I have only been doing short rides on it so far (1-1.5 hours) and have yet to do any epic rides on it, the real test. Clearly though, saddle fit is a highly individualized thing. It is just a shame that you can't take them back after you buy and try them. Dealers need to come to grips with this somehow.
Some dealers let you try themDog
Apr 17, 2001 5:59 AM
Recently, I tried a fizik Dolomiti saddle. I simply asked whether I could try it, and exchange it if I don't like it. No problem. Just don't go out and run it through the rain or scrape it up.

The saddle seemed good at first, but sort of bruised my inner thighs near the crotch area - too wide in the middle.

My Selle Italia SRP generally feels very good, but on the recent double it left my pelvic contact areas a little sore. Back to the Flite, I suppose. Might check out the Prolink, too.

What feels good for even 100 miles may not well beyond that, especially if you spend a lot of time on the aerobars.

Doug
re: Selle Itallia Prolink?Dan BB
Apr 16, 2001 12:12 PM
Tried the Prolink, but gave me saddle sores...it was too wide towards the rear. I'm using a Selle San Marco ERA, with much better results!!!
Two thumbs, way, way, up!look271
Apr 16, 2001 3:33 PM
I've had mine since the beginning of the year. Just completed a week of 123 miles with a 36 and 46 mile ride with no soreness, and the roads here in central PA are not the world's smoothest! I need a wider saddle, so it fits me just fine.
re: Selle Itallia Prolink?topcat
Apr 17, 2001 7:32 AM
Put one on my good bike in late Feb and did one 40 mile ride before going for a weeks training in Spain. After 300 miles (inc one 80 miler) in the Alicante mountains I will not be returning to the Flite (its now sold) that I never found comfortable for the 2000 miles I put up on it. I use a Rolls on my commuter and fixer and a WTB SST98 on my MTB so it could be said my backside likes a slightly wider center area to the saddle. I used to use the Turbomatic but it would sag after a year. Go for the Gel Prolink as it is particularly forgiving in the important areas.
My experience5ive
Apr 17, 2001 5:45 PM
I used the gel model for few weeks but I did not feel comfortable on them. Other riders' observation about the wider rear area of this saddle is accurate. It also features more of a 'scoop' than other flite models (when you look at it from the side). My main beef with this saddle was that (a)too much embroidery and stitching was uncomfortable on longer rides (b) it's just too heavy -- kind of weight difference you can feel if you hold this in one hand and hold a regular flite ti on the other.